Restaurants in Big Sur
*Restaurants are listed in order of appearance as you drive from the North (Carmel) to the South (Hearst Castle) along Highway 1.
Rocky Point Restaurant - (831) 624-2933
10 Miles South of the Carmel, this cozy restaurant serves wonderful food. Overlooking a dramatic part of the Big Sur coast, they are open for lunch, dinner.
River Inn - (800) 548-3610
The River Inn Restaurant serves up traditional American food. In a beautiful rustic environment along the Big Sur River, you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant or on their patio overlooking the river.
Ripplewood Cafe - (831) 667-2242
The Ripplewood Cafe is open for Breakfast or Lunch and serves hearty meals. Large breakfasts and lunch choices in a casual diner atmosphere with additional seating in their patio. The food and service are great. Next to the Ripplewood General Store.
Glen Oaks Restaurant - (831) 667-2264
This wonderful restaurant is open for dinner only and reservations are recommended. The friendly staff make you feel at home in their quaint setting. The food is California cooking with a wide selection of interesting dishes.
Fernwood Resort Cafe - (831) 667-2422
The Fernwood is great for a casual meal. Order off their blackboard, then find a table inside their rustic room or sit outside under the giant redwood trees. The Fernwood serves traditional food with barbeques on weekends. Full Bar beside restaurant.
Big Sur Lodge Restaurant - (800) 4 BIG-SUR
Inside Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, you will find the Big Sur Lodge and the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant. Traditional cooking offering a variety of dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7:30am to 9pm.
Cielo at the Ventana Inn - (831) 667-2331
Specializing in fresh seafood, game and traditional fare, Ventana's restaurant Cielo serves California Cuisine emphasizing only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn - (831) 667-2800
Sierra Mar Restaurant is perched on one of the most spectacular views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a variety of excellent California cuisine, large wine list and outstanding service, the Sierra Mar is one of the best in Big Sur.
Nepenthe - (831) 667-2345
Nepenthe serves up great food. From traditional to slightly more exotic foods, you will find lots to choose. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good service. Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended during peak season. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Open late.
Cafe Kevah (at Nepenthe) - (831) 667-2345
Just below the Nepenthe restaurant you will find the wonderful Cafe Kevah. Open March through the first week of January (weather permitting), you will find great food and spectacular views on their outdoor patio. Open for breakfast & lunch.
Deetjen's - (831) 667-2378
Uniquely Big Sur. Old Country Charm. Deetjen's was constructed with old wharf timbers by Helmut Deetjen a Norwegian Carpenter who settled in Big Sur. Great Restaurant for Breakfast & Dinner.
Loma Vista Cafe - (831) 667-2818
Snuggled in the hillside, enjoy seating either in the cafe or outside amongst the Redwood trees. Rustic surrounding, nursery and gift shop. The cafe serves excellent hot and cold dishes. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
Coast Gallery Cafe - (831) 667-2301
Located Above the Gallery on top of old water tanks, this cozy Cafe serves great sandwiches with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Open for Lunch until 5pm.
Lucia Lodge Restaurant - (831) 667-2391
Perched 500 Feet Above Sea Level This Lodge is Still Operated By The Descendants of The Homestead Family, the Harlan's. The Restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean and serves great food with a friendly staff. Seating also available on their patio.
Serves Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
The Whale Watcher's Cafe at Gorda- (805) 927-1590
25 Miles north of Hearst Castle, Gorda is a stopping point along your way on Highway 1. The Restaurant serves good food along the mountain side of Highway 1.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Ragged Point Restaurant - (805) 927-5708
14 Miles north of Hearst Castle, This Charming Restaurant serves wonderful food. The Cafe outside, serves quick food to go or to be enjoyed around their patio. Nearby is a gift shop and wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean.
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